magnetic hotplate stirrers

How to Choose the Right Magnetic Stirrer for Cannabis Concentrates

Imagine one of your bathroom pipes won’t unclog and it’s backing up water. It smells, looks horrible, and you don’t want to deal with it. You call a plumber, to solve your retched problem. When they arrive, their only tool is a screwdriver. Do you trust that plumber? Every job requires a specific set of…

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Avoid Temperature Overshoot on Hotplate Magnetic Stirrers

 Hotplate magnetic stirrers allow researchers to conduct mixing and stirring experiments at various temperatures to establish optimum processing recommendations for later scale-up. While today’s hotplate magnetic mixers permit close control over temperatures set by lab technicians a malfunction in the unit’s thermostat could result in a potentially dangerous situation should a hotplate temperature overshoot occur.…

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How to Achieve Magnetic Stirrer Temperature Control

Setting and assuring solution temperature set points with minimum overshoot when using a hotplate magnetic stirrer in R&D lab and small pilot plant operations is visually demonstrated by using a Pt-100 temperature probe in this video produced by CAT Scientific.  Using MCS78 programmable hotplate magnetic stirrer as a model CAT Scientific’s Steve Gold takes you…

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How to Use a Magnetic Stirrer Temperature Probe

Temperature control can be crucial in the research lab when establishing procedures aimed at developing new products and processes.  Mixing and stirring are commonly applied during these activities.  Benchtop hotplate magnetic stirrers allow researchers to exercise close control over sample temperature during their experiments.  A magnetic stirrer temperature probe dramatically increases temperature measurement accuracy and…

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How Programmable Hotplate Magnetic Stirrers Work

Hotplate magnetic stirrers are benchtop units designed to process samples up to very high temperatures.  These temperatures, if not monitored, can pose hazards if the stirrers are left unattended in labs where researchers often find themselves attending to several other tasks.  This post will describe how programmable hotplate magnetic stirrers work and how they contribute…

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How Ramp Heating in Hotplate Magnetic Stirrers Improve Results

Ramp heating is a highly useful function to achieve more precise control over temperatures used in hotplate magnetic stirrers.  These stirrers find wide application in chemical and biological laboratories of industrial enterprises, universities and pharmacies.  Their function is to help researchers develop processes that later are scaled up for commercial production. Hotplate magnetic stirrers equipped…

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How Programming Software Enhances Hotplate Magnet Stirrer Functionality

“Set and forget” features are welcomed by busy researchers operating a variety of equipment in the lab, among which are magnetic hotplate stirrers that may require frequent monitoring.  Here we will describe how programming software, exemplified by CAT “Shake and Stir,” helps enhance hotplate stirrer functionality. We’ll cover Where CAT’s Shake and Stir software is…

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How Microprocessors Improve CAT Hotplate Magnetic Stirrer Performance

Hotplate magnetic stirrers perform mixing cycles that can reach temperatures as high as 450⁰C (840⁰F).  Accidents or malfunctions at these temperatures can result in significant problems – including burns to lab personnel and damage to adjacent equipment.  In this post you will understand how microprocessors contribute to processing accuracy and safety in CAT hotplate magnetic…

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How to Process Samples in Round Bottom Flasks

Before providing tips on how to process samples in round bottom flasks it might be useful to describe how these flasks are used in the R&D lab and to set up pilot plant operations.  We’ll then get into describing how you use these flasks – focusing on equipment you’ll want to have to conduct processing…

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How to Safely Operate Hotplate Magnetic Stirrers

A common laboratory instrument  for mixing samples at high temperatures is the hotplate magnetic stirrer.  These benchtop units can handle samples up to 10 liters (2.5 gallons) allowing researchers to develop processing techniques at high temperatures.  Depending on models, hotplate magnetic stirrers can be set up to 450⁰C or 842⁰F. Quite obviously these high temperatures…

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